“Are You a Giver or a Getter?” New Era, December 2015, 36
Have you ever paused to think about why you serve others and keep the commandments? This month would be a good time to do that as you study about building the kingdom of God in your lessons at church. You can ask yourself, am I motivated more by what I can get or by what I can give?
The questions above will help you see whether you tend to face inward (thinking of yourself) or outward (thinking of others).
It’s OK to think about blessings you’ll receive, but if you find that you tend to look inward more than outward, try looking up. President Thomas S. Monson has taught: “Remember that this work is not yours and mine alone. We can look up and reach out for divine help” (“Do Your Duty—That Is Best,” Ensign, Nov. 2005, 58).